LiTo begin, you’ll find out how to use Samba 4 to create an Active
Directory compatible directory service for your network, then you’ll see
how to set up file storage. In this section you will learn how several
options to explore in order to host your own file storage, including
Samba, NFS, and WebDAV.
Moving on, you’ll learn how to set up an e-mail server, and we'll
look at how e-mail works as a service. You’ll also set up SMTP and IMAP
mail services, and enable spam filtering. Then we’ll configure our own
XMPP-based IM service, configure it to communicate with other XMPP
services, and configure Pidgin as a client to utilize the service.
After that, you’ll see how to start monitoring services on your
network using Nagios. Then, you’ll map out the network so you can
discover what is actually there. Finally, you’ll discover how to watch
over your network through centralized logging and manage an intrusion
detection system using Snort.
About The Author
Gregory Boyce is a technologist with nearly 20 years' experience using and managing Linux systems. When he's not at work or spending time with his wife and two daughters, he plays around with new technologies. Gregory has spent the last 15 years working at Akamai Technologies, where he has worked in roles ranging from Network Operations, Internal IT, Information Security, Software Testing, and Professional Services. Currently, he heads up the Linux OS team that manages Akamai's custom Linux operating system, which runs on their massively distributed customer-facing network.